These guys are the coolest. And just… so in love with each other, it’s beautiful to watch! The way they look at each other is like something from an old black and white movie and they are just so supportive of each other. Ahhh, love!!
The pair had planned to get married at the historic Goldmines Hotel, and were sad when it was sold and they could no longer do that. But… like most things in life, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. They found the perfect backup venue in Queen Bee Vineyard in Mandurang which offered a French provincial feel and Bridget (being vegan) lost her mind when all the chooks and ducks started appearing!
On the day, I began my day with the girls getting ready in the beautiful little blue stone cottage on the property. Bridget had her Mum, Sister and good friends there to help her get ready and it was such a beautiful thing to be a part of.
You literally couldn’t wipe the smile of Bridget’s face. Which was contagious because I caught myself smiling along with her until my jaw was sore!
Bridge + Justin had decided they wanted to do a ‘First Look’ and see each other before the ceremony. They wanted to be able to party with their loved ones as soon as the ceremony finished, so with that we set up a ‘meeting place’ in the beautiful country gardens… and this is how it went!
After the First Look, Bridget’s Dad arrived and gosh, if I could bottle the look of pride on his face when he saw his baby girl. Ahh, it makes me emotional just looking at these photos. There were tears all round.
Bridget – tears.
Her Dad – tears.
Justin – tears.
Me – tears.
After these stunning moments, it was time to reconnect with the bridal party and wander the property.
Too beautiful to handle!!
… and to think we haven’t even made it to the ceremony yet!!
When the guests started to arrive, the couple and their bridal party hid behind the cottage in anticipation for their wedding ceremony. Justin came out and danced to the music as he took his position at the end of the alter.
… and then down she walked. All eyes were on Bridget.
And with that, they became Mr + Mrs Netley!
I absolutely LOVE when couples show their emotions and have fun with the day. I just look at these photos and think what a bloody awesome and fun couple these guys are!
So with the formalities done? It was time to party!
… and as the sun started to disappear over the horizon and it was my time to head home, we took advantage of the beautiful lowering sun, as the couple took a moment by themselves to reflect on an epic day.
Justin, Bridget… Thank you for inviting me in to your super fun crew for the day. You were so easy and such a pleasure to work with. I wish you all the happiness in the world as you embark on your lives as Mr + Mrs!
Big love, Leah
~ xoxo ~
Photography: Me! (Click here to check out my wedding gallery)
Venue: Queen Bee Vineyard
Bridget’s Dress: Belles and Bows Bridal
Suits: Peter Anthony Menswear
Hair: Vibe Hair Lounge
Makeup: Rachael Sewell
Flowers: DIY (if you can believe it?!)
Vegan Cake: Tidbit Cakes (Richmond)
Band: Ryan Gay (Knot)
Celebrant: Helen Harris (who also married Justin’s Dad and Step-mum)
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